Monthly Archives: June 2005

Heavy Rain and Crashing Trains

Sometime around 16.30 p.m today. As I waited in the bus stop, I thought that nothing wrong will happen, today would be just another day. And as I stepped into the bus, the feeling was the same : just another office day. It was the start of a heavy rain that made me thinking : Well, this won’t be just another day, heavy rain is pouring, and I have to think where should I drop by to avoid getting all wet. That was it, nothing else.

But when I decided to switch bus and hopping into another waiting bus, the day started to turn different in a big way. One, for a starter, there are continous wailing of sirenes past me by. 5 or more ambulances, 2 firetrucks, and 2 fire officer jeeps made their way through the dense rain as I watched through flowing water covered stained window of a third world public bus.

Something had happened..and it happened close to home..or even could happened at my home. I tried to conceal my panic, and it was not easy.but I managed somehow.


Then, people who braced the punishing rain began to gather inside the waiting bus. Talks began to fly. Talks about things that had collided. Amidst the sound of rain hitting the earth, the noise of traffics, and the wailing of the sirenes, I began gathering pieces of the talks that fit in a puzzle. Talks by talks, pieces by pieces, I was finally able to finish the puzzle.

A train had stopped in front of a railway crossing, and another train hit it in the back. Casualties were plenty. Traffics were being messed up. We’ll have to take another route.

It turned that the end of my day was not so “normal” after all. I was inside a bus I would normally won’t take (I walk almost every after office to home instead of taking the bus), I had a very wet afternoon, I was in a very tense situation of people talking about crashing trains, and I was taken to a route I have never taken for the past 4 or 5 years.

A train accidents, right around my neighbourhood. Newsmaking event in approximity of my home. Never had it since a Hercules-class transport plane crashed in proximity around the early 90’s.

And still, it’s not enough to make me feel something new has just happened. It’s not big enough to be felt as a new flavor. Something is brewing inside me..and it’s adaptation to static life.

That’s not good.

Crashing trains are not good things indeed.

And NOW! For you who missed what happened on other parts of the world, read on!!

Biting News of The Day

People said that AMD is frustated for not having larger market share despites their innovations, and now that intel is playing the game, the future of innovations is at stake, not to mention that fanboys begins to wage war as AMD began to take a long walk of fighting. Well, the future of freedom of using self-bought properties is already tainted

Sir Bill had a say over USA and Japan trend on outsourcing things.

Something was amiss when dubya said this, He preferred to have sacrificing more of his motherland’s children for the wellfare of other nation. It smells so oily when dubya said that.

A child will
forever be jailed cause he admitted killing his parents. Experts said he was born psycho.

Remember Darfur? International Court of Justice was late when they said they discover some crimes in there, and speaking about crimes, it seems pirates have no limits on what they plunder.

And something wonderful happens under the sea, children don’t sleep since their birth till later.

And yes people, don’t believe what media told you, and don’t believe what PR spinsters tell you.


Everytime I take a lunch on one of the eating places on the back of my office building, there’ll be groups of people coming and just play some out of tunes music and songs and shoving plastic bags around forcefully, hoping that they will get some money from it.

I don’t mind their playing, as long as they make a proper introduction and finish their songs. These bunches don’t do it. They just come in and out of the blue, they play songs, and as soon as they have shoved their bags to all of the people, they went out and didn’t finish the song. I call it annoyance, and they are really annoying bunch !!

I have been thinking that now Blogexplosion has friendster-like profile system, why don’t they make peope able to set their blogexploding experiences to only seeing blogs that have the same preferences with them. I mean, I’m a fans of Mandy Moore, so I want to visit blogs from people who are fans of Mandy Moore more than any other blogs.

What do you think?

Blogexplosion is hot, its ways to make fun experiences travelling from blog to blog are cool. But there is something that’s been disturbing me : its 30 seconds rule.

It is a good way to rack plenty amoung of credits..but after awhile, there’s something not right : you get the same amount of credit no matter how long you spend your time on a blog.

I think it is better if Blogexplosion do its credit system based on how long someone visits a blog. And it will be better if Blogexplosion gives way for blogexploder to give some point to a blog. The valued blogs then get charted. The higher points they get, they higher they are in the chart. The combinations of these , I think, are some kind of chain reactions : People will stay at a site longer to read it longer, and the longer they are reading a blog, it will be more possible for them give higher value to a blog or simply gets more from a blog than mere 30 seconds. Blogs that have more value will be known more, so that bloggers will try to be more attractive as possible, to make people feel worth it to get more credits by reading blogs longer.

And..that’s it. What do you think?

Microsoft is targeting Google seems like old news recycled, but it’s there, right after their boss said his belief, but Google is already moving forward to something else

In other news about rivalry, small-timer AMD is showing some legal teeth to big timer intel, accusing them of forcefully pulling customers with their bigger hands.

The future is being made in france, as they host the world’s first nuclear fusion plant

And while France is thinking big, India is thingking small, small priced pc that is.

Still about size, research says that the cost for obesity is getting more and more…fat

And a potential threat to humanity seems to look like human itself…

It will be seen whether the increasing demand for withdrawal and the decreasing support will make dubya more idiot than before, perhaps he saw that harsh reaction as cheers for him to ignore world’s rejection and saying that the increasing body count is vital.

And bloggers, do like these people do

It overwhelming, what potential power the current China has, as none other thatThe Inquirer has decided to spin a rumor about a microsoft takeover told by bloomberg. Now that nVidia is standing tall undisturbed with its GeForce 7800 GT, ATi will be what nVidia was : striving to overcome its own weight. But with its support of RDH, its a good catch that ATi will be catching up.

Supreme Court of America has sided with the money, saying that P2P is illegal, and decided to defend the rights of the industry, not consumers

Something is stirring in Iran, as some is asking about the legitimacy of the result of the latest election, they are lashing out on the clerics, and of course, inviting the global issue spinsters to have the standard mocking of less democraticity.

Silence is the stiched, in Pakistan.

Shark Tale is here for real

And yes, people are still put to death in Iraq. And yes, Americans, you are paying those killings.

There are people who enjoys living with the unknowns, walking down the road of some unknown territory, trying to be pioneers, or simply trying to color themselves that way. Sometimes I do that, enjoying seeing things anew, exploring the unknowns, trying to exceed my limits.

But It is different when at the office. I simply don’t like it when I have to do jobs that I and many others don’t know shit about. You could say that it is the same as exploring unknown territory, but somehow it feels like I have been given a leftover job, and my nerves will twitch all day.